Louisburg teenager killed by train

A Louisburg teenager is dead after being struck by a train in Cass County late Saturday or early Sunday.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Zachary D. Messmer, 19, was walking near the Kansas City Southern tracks at East 319th Street and Davenport Road when he was hit by the train.

The location is in southwest Cass County, near Drexel, is close to the Missouri/Kansas state line. A representative of the Jackson County medical examiner’s office pronounced Messmer dead at the scene at 12:44 a.m.